Day Old Poi

12/28/2010 § 1 Comment

DayOldPoi(Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. 🙂 I have been really busy with the holidays and all that jazz. )

Okay so I took this picture because of Day Old Poi by Bu Lai’a. I might be the only one who knows about this song…but it is so hilarious. 🙂

Apparently poi is an acquired taste, and I haven’t acquired it yet. Haha. Its made from the root of taro and its usually a purple color. The consistency is like smooth wallpaper paste. When it’s first made it the sweetest it will ever be because every day after that it gets a bit sour. But it is not sweet, it is pretty bland, even from the beginning.

My family eats more East Coast style since my mother is from Virginia so I wasn’t brought up on the Hawaiian diet. That’s probably why I don’t like poi. 🙂

Do you like poi? What do you like about it?

To find more information about Poi visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi_(food)

Modeling for Amaryllis of Hawaii

12/16/2010 § 1 Comment

Today was so much fun! I was modeling for Amaryllis of Hawaii at Ho’okipa this morning! It was gorgeous and Judi Riley took the pictures! She is a natural photographer.

Marilyn Jansen is the creator and even though I’ve only met her twice, she is super nice and really personable. She paints and silk screens her own tshirts. She has written books, from coloring to cooking and even gardening! She is super creative! It’s awesome to have so many artsy people here!

Anyway so check out her website at www.amaryllisofhawaii.com and see for yourself!!

Wordless Wednesday: Majestic West Maui Mountains

12/15/2010 § 1 Comment

west maui mountains

 

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Super Swell…kinda

12/12/2010 § 1 Comment

Yeah just decided to do a quick post….I’m not dead! Lol just taking a little break from the online world. I’ll do my best to post as much as I can.

Anyway so this week was full of mishaps. So last Friday, I fell and scraped my leg up. It was pretty sore and still is over a week later. Then on Wednesday I slammed my left hand in the door of my car. That was pretty painful. This Friday I tripped up the stairs and hurt my toe. Haha anyway, I suggest taking things slooooow. If you live on Maui and are trying to rush around, don’t. It’s Maui! Mostly everyone is pretty relaxed. Just take a deep breath and then go. Take it moment by moment sometimes.

So Wednesday there was an awesome swell, north shore.  Ho’okipa got pretty big, I have a picture from that day….

Ho'okipa pavilions closed out

….and also a video….

You might think, “Wow! she goes to Ho’okipa  a lot!” Well, yes I do. It’s like 10 min. away from my house. I love surfing there when the waves are good. =) Might even go surfing today…

I want to go to Makena soon though, so you will hopefully get some  pictures of a different beach soon!

Iao Valley – Fun Fun Fun!

12/07/2010 § 1 Comment

You know what is so much fun to do in Maui? Hike Iao Valley!

Iao Needle

It’s historical, full of life, and really scenic…I’m not sure how many people know about it, my mom was saying that she didn’t think that Iao Valley got much exposure. Well, I am gonna make it widely known! haha.

Iao Valley

Iao Valley is a state park and the state keeps it really gorgeous! Except the economy has made them have to charge for parking if you are not Kamaaina (resident). But the 5 dollars would be worth it to me! There is a Nature Center that was open but its closed right now, which is sad. 😦 But you can walk around the gardens and even eat at a Cafe that is right next to the Nature Center! Yum yum!

SO next time you are thinking of something to do on a crystal clear day, go up and experience Iao Valley!

Now I took way to many pictures so I’m only gonna post a couple here. I am posting the rest on FB…

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For more info on Iao Valley visit:

http://www.hawaiiweb.com/maui/html/sites/iao_valley_state_park.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iao_Valley

Iao Valley Stream

These past couple of days have been so clear and nice! Very Christmasyy weather! Today we are getting a Christmas tree! I am so excited! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, just my busy schedule as a full time daughter, on call sewer, and part time web designer.

Have a great day everyone!

Maui’s Most Festive Holiday Event! Saturday, Dec. 4 2010

12/01/2010 § 3 Comments

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, I am happy to tell you all about this awesome event that has happened every year now for 25 years! The Haleakala Waldorf School’s Holiday Faire! Looking for unique gifts for this holiday season? Look no further!

There will be crafts for sale, crafts to do, delicious food, and fun for the whole family!

I like it because you get to see a lot of the crafters of Maui. We have some amazing creative people here.

Also, I love to hear the local bagpipe band play! I used to play the tenor drum in the Isle of Maui Pipe Band and they are going to be playing this year also! I’m not sure when but usually it’s in the morning right when it begins.

It opens its gates at 9am and is finished by 4pm. And all you early birds out there will be happy to know that the general admission is free from 9am-11am!

For more information visit www.waldorfmaui.org!

Hope to see you there!

Wordless Wednesday: Ho’okipa Sunset

12/01/2010 § 3 Comments

 

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